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  1. LOLOL Thank you Carl for the heads up! ...

    LOLOL

    Thank you Carl for the heads up!

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    Quotes from The Unfettered Mind
    Writings of the Zen master to the sword master (by Takuan Soho)

    If you do not train in technique, but only...
  2. In martial arts, it is called "no-mindedness",...

    In martial arts, it is called "no-mindedness", and specifically in Japanese MA, it is 'mushin'. In sports, it can be called "flow" or "in the zone".

    Although muscles have no memory, the term...
  3. Beat me to it! NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)...

    Beat me to it! NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) teaches that people process information in 3 primary ways: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. A good instructor/coach will be able to tell which...
  4. Related but unrelated: Using boxing as an...

    Related but unrelated:

    Using boxing as an example, take 2 famous coaching greats: Cus D'Amato and Emmanuel Steward. Steward would work with a boxer and check out his strengths and weaknesses and...
  5. I'll take 9 points handicap from either of you :)

    I'll take 9 points handicap from either of you :)
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  6. IIRC the Dynasty Carbon CPen is the blade Xu Xin...

    IIRC the Dynasty Carbon CPen is the blade Xu Xin uses
  7. whoa! Sweeeeet score!!!!

    whoa! Sweeeeet score!!!!
  8. Need to cut and paste my reply to make it more...

    Need to cut and paste my reply to make it more readable. Answering on phone and didnt see where I left off and typed my ending in the middle. Lol at me

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    Hello Sir:

    If i...
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  9. DTTCCers! Hope all are healthy and safe! I...

    DTTCCers!

    Hope all are healthy and safe!

    I didn't update on my gear change. I don't recall the exact name(s) and when I have a chance I will post pix.

    Stopped using my Taksim carbon blade...
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  10. PHers! Hope all are healthy and safe! I...

    PHers!

    Hope all are healthy and safe!

    I didn't update on my gear change. I don't recall the exact name(s) and when I have a chance I will post pix.

    Stopped using my Taksim carbon blade and...
  11. OH WOW! CONGRATULATIONS SIR!!! #FatherhoodFTW...

    OH WOW! CONGRATULATIONS SIR!!!

    #FatherhoodFTW

    Good luck with everything!

    ~osph
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  12. Hello All! I avoided this forum when lockdown...

    Hello All!

    I avoided this forum when lockdown took place in NYC mid-March 2020. I knew visiting here would make me miss TT even more. Going on almost a year now, my club has not reopened yet. Even...
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  13. Welcome to TTD KarlP4001! Thanks to Carl for the...

    Welcome to TTD KarlP4001! Thanks to Carl for the heads up on your thread. I haven't been on this forum in almost a year, didn't want to check in and make me miss TT even more.

    Nice collection of...
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  14. Hi KarlP4001! Welcome to TTD and also the PH...

    Hi KarlP4001! Welcome to TTD and also the PH thread!

    ~osph
  15. "Great minds think alike, but fools seldom...

    "Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ."

    You are the great mind and I'm da fool lol
  16. Sorry I've been a stranger to the thread/forum....

    Sorry I've been a stranger to the thread/forum. Just been busy. Haven't really made a lot of progress and old club is not the best venue to video. So I stayed off here.

    Thank you for your kind...
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  17. Thank you suds for your kind words. In practice I...

    Thank you suds for your kind words. In practice I feel confident of my rpb flat hit. My rpb block is decent... surprised a 2000+ SH player that has a powerful BH smash that I was able to block quite...
  18. Regarding TPB: Perhaps it is a mental block...

    Regarding TPB:

    Perhaps it is a mental block for me, but I cannot TPB well anymore once I embraced RPB as well as using a 1980s era Butterfly Taksim as my primary blade. It has a chunky rectangular...
  19. Placebo or not, keep using it! I never got...

    Placebo or not, keep using it!

    I never got used to JPen because I had no BH but more importantly could not get used to the handle/grip.
  20. It is the Coach's room of a new club I joined. ...

    It is the Coach's room of a new club I joined.

    I wish I had a basement setup like this lol
  21. As a kid, that was the only way I looped... 1...

    As a kid, that was the only way I looped... 1 loop to set up smashing or punching.

    I am, albeit slowly, trying to brush and spin more than power/drive, however, not that night on those videos.
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  22. OH MY GUOYUEHUA!! *EMBARRASSED* lol at me!...

    OH MY GUOYUEHUA!!

    *EMBARRASSED*

    lol at me!

    Knowing how you don't get to play much TT, I'll spot you 8 next time we hook up. Glad you didn't ask for 9.

    Psst, do NOT tell monster or JeffM...
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  23. Bruce Lee had a saying, "Absorb what is useful,...

    Bruce Lee had a saying, "Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."

    The flat hit is in my muscle memory ... the coach that I mentioned is trying to get...
  24. Yeah, sorry Brother... been a Stranger... just...

    Yeah, sorry Brother... been a Stranger... just been practicing and no video until now. Have also been busy with Real Life too. Glad to see you are holding down the fort on this thread!



    Thank...
  25. Tried a Stiga Clipper WRB CR ... very interesting...

    Tried a Stiga Clipper WRB CR ... very interesting about the hollow handle making the blade head heavy.

    Anyone use this blade regularly?
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